There are certain things in life that make us pause and reflect and remember the pain in our history that has taught us many lessons. Days like today challenge us, and stir up hurtful memories and hopefully allow us to grow. Today 9/11 my heart is aching for everyone that has suffered. I also live in full gratitude for my own personal experience that I survived with my children … [Read more...] about Remembering September 11th – That Fateful Day
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Do you ever dream about taking your family on an amazing family vacation in which you fly first class to London, Paris, or even further afield - perhaps a safari in Africa or snorkeling in the Maldives? But then the reality of an expensive and harrowing long-haul flight in coach sinks in, and you sigh, starting to plan a trip to see relatives or a quick jaunt to Florida, the … [Read more...] about How to Fly Your Family First Class for (Almost) Free
I don't think I'm alone when I say this, but what's the deal with airline food? Wait, wrong decade. Sorry Seinfeld. But seriously, I think the new joke is, "What's the deal with airlines kicking off passengers?" Don't they want our excess baggage fees? Now don't get me wrong - I have nothing but respect for all the pilots, flight attendants and airline employees who … [Read more...] about Why is Everyone Getting Kicked Off Airplanes?
School is out and the weather is nice - what better time for a family vacation? But for a pregnant mommy, that means planning for more than just beach time. Don't fret! With some advice from the American Pregnancy Association, you’ll be prepared to sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer vacation. First of all, it is safe to travel. There are rumors circulating that … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Tips for Summer Travel
On the way home from spring break, I sat in the back of a certified “completely full flight” surrounded by my husband and three kids, ages 11 to 16 (my husband is 47, just to be clear). Behind me sat a cute mom and two super cute, albeit plump, blonde kids with adorable freckles. A boy and a girl. During the flight, one of the kids kicked my seat as if determined to drill … [Read more...] about Airplane Encounters: The Cute Mom